Tag: NTUC

Individuals say the process of receiving NTUC Care Fund for Covid-19 “way too long”

Singapore – Members from the online community shared their concerns on the process of receiving their NTUC Care Fund (Covid-19) saying that waiting for eight to 10 weeks for feedback was "too long" and could even result in an unsuccessful application. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Nurse questions why Covid-19 swab takers are paid more than those with qualifications and experience

Singapore – A nurse took to social media to highlight the differences in salary between the proposed S$3,800 for a Covid-19 Swabber and the salary of healthcare workers with their qualifications. 'Swabbers' and Swab Assistants are currently in demand. A recruitment exercise for those interested...

Boys at NTUC prank patrons under the guise of temperature screening

While performing temperature-taking duties at an NTUC Fairprice outlet, a youth and his friend played pranks on the patrons which they filmed on video. Shoppers who came to the NTUC outlet located at Orchard Grand Court on Wednesday (Apr 29), had their forearms checked for...

Video of uncle at NTUC opening “almost 5 boxes” of fruits to choose plums goes viral

A video of an elderly man opening boxes of plums in order to choose the best ones has gone viral. Circulating on social media since Friday (Mar 27), the video of the elderly man garnered 1,400 comments, mostly of netizens berating him for his actions. In...

Covid-19: Khaw Boon Wan announces support package for taxi and private car hires

Singapore – The Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan, announced the launch of a support package to help taxi and private hire car (PHC) drivers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. On Wednesday (Mar 18), Mr Khaw took to Facebook to share details on the additional...

Tan Chuan Jin visits different supermarkets to check on ground status following Malaysia’s restriction of movement order

Singapore – Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin visited a couple of supermarkets to check up the ground status following Malaysia's movement restriction order and saw that Singaporeans were "calm and steady." After his Meet the People Session on Monday night (Mar 17), Mr Tan...

Ang Mo Kio MP Ang Hin Kee pins PMD issues on “hyperbolic jump” of food delivery services

Singapore—Unlike other recent Meet-the-People (MPS) sessions, which have been widely attended by food delivery riders after the ban on e-scooters in public footpaths was announced in Parliament on November 4, the November 13 MPS session at Ang Mo Kio saw no PMD riders at...

Singapore’s labour movement group focuses on curbing prices of groceries and cooked meals

A new NTUC FairPrice Group composed of FairPrice, Foodfare and Kopitiam is moving to curb the price of groceries and cooked meals. The move is aimed at driving greater efficiency in catering to consumers' shifting needs and changing preferences. This was announced by FairPrice chief executive Seah...

NTUC innovates to resolve ageing issues, ease burden of “sandwiched” Singaporeans, and encourage more babies

Bold and ambitious National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) initiatives are underway to mitigate issues arising from an ageing population, lighten the load off the shoulders of the so-called 'sandwich generation,' and inspire families and couples to bear more children. This development was shared to...

Founder of Makansutra surprised by NTUC’s takeover of Kopitiam, says: “NTUC should be great and big by being great and big on their own”

Founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh took to Facebook to comment on the recent acquisition of homegrown food court operator Kopitiam by NTUC Enterprise. Even though the acquisition was met with much backlash from Singaporeans, it was approved by the Competition and Consumer Commission of...